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Corporate food drive to scare hunger

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October 04, 2015 - 3:07 PM

KELOWNA - Local businesses will add up some huge relief for the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank this October.

Through its annual We Scare Hunger campaign, KPMG’s office in Kelowna is rallying up the business community to come to the aid of the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. Now in its fifth year in Kelowna, the campaign calls the local business community to collect non-perishable food items during the week leading up to Halloween.

We Scare Hunger was started by Free the Children as an annual campaign whose goal is to help alleviate local hunger while raising awareness of global poverty. Families throughout Canada are trapped by unemployment or low wages and by the crippling costs of housing and food.

“We have received incredible support over the last four years from the Kelowna business community. Over 50 Kelowna business locations have participated, assisting to collect thousands of pounds of food and thousands of dollars in donations for the Food Bank,” says Sarah Rambold, Marketing Manager at KPMG.

“In our own community, many people face hunger as a daily reality. We look forward to this year’s campaign and raising food and money for this local need. Thank you to all the Kelowna businesses that make our campaign possible.”

According to Stats Canada, for one in six Canadian families, wages are not enough to pay for food and other basic necessities. Over 800,000 Canadians use food banks each month – 28% are children and youth.

“We Scare Hunger grows every year,” says the Food Bank’s Name. “Thanksgiving depletes our warehouse; we can’t thank KPMG and participating businesses enough. The nutritious food and money collected will help feed hungry families through November.”

For more information or to get your business involved with the We Scare Hunger campaign, contact Sarah Rambold at

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